Yesterday was SUCH a beautiful day- we played outside until almost 6pm. Here's some video of my little dare devil!
On a side note, after watching this video a few times now, I realize that to you, it may look like my lawn is FULL of dog poop. Actually what you see are leaves- I had JUST cleaned up poop a few minutes before this video and thats why AJ is talking about poo poo :)
Why oh why must he be a "hitter"??? It's making me CRAZY!
Depending on the day, AJ will either be a "lover" or a "fighter". I never know what I'm going to get when the day begins. Or, there are days when he's both- and that REALLY screws me up. Today, we went to the Denver zoo with Ki & Dax and the boys had a good time together. They were playing and hugging each other. They were both in good moods- of course until we left, which was nap time.
Then, after nap time, AJ woke up and all he wanted to do was hit our poor sweet dog, Buster! Buster is the BEST dog. Ever. Seriously, the best dog. He takes ANYTHING that he's given. I feel so bad for this dog because he will NEVER fight back. As much as I obviously NEVER want him to hurt AJ, there are times when I think to myself "Gosh, it wouldn't surprise me if Buster growled at AJ or snipped a little". And he never has.
Lately, AJ has taken his toys and hit Buster over the head with them. He pokes at his eyes. He is just flat out mean! And OF COURSE I don't allow this... But at the same time, I can't keep my eyes on Buster and AJ every second of the day. So, when I catch AJ terrorizing Buster, I sent AJ to timeout with a serious scolding. Which is now a joke. UGH!!!!!!!!!!! He'll send himself to time out. This is very frustrating to say the least.
Of course, AJ has no idea what he's doing to Buster, because they are actually best friends. This afternoon, we all went to the park together and AJ was absolutely LOVING "walking" Buster. He holds Buster's leash and walks him. I taught him how to pat his leg- meaning "come on Buster" and he was doing it all afternoon. He was taking Buster for a run at one point and they were both so happy! He really can be a nice boy! (When he wants to be.)
I put these bunny ears on AJ tonight- He said "cheese" which means "take my picture". I ran quickly to get the camera. Well, by then he was over it. So, here I was with my camera and determined to get a picture of him! I put the bunny ears on doggy, and he thought it was the funniest thing ever!
Since this blog really is about AJ, and this entry is about me, I'll keep it short.
As I said a few days ago, I'm training for a bunch of races. Well, today, I ran farther than I've ever run...in my life! I ran NINE miles. I ran along this lovely trail behind these BEAUTIFUL million dollar homes and it was awesome! The other really neat thing is that there were a lot of "runners" out there training for BIG races. I never considered myself a runner. I run, but I don't think of myself as a "runner". It was neat to be in their company.
My body felt really great the whole time- I never had any cramps, and my breathing was awesome. I could have gone longer, except my hips and knee were killing me by about mile 7. Something I'm going to have to get through though, because next week is TEN... Only 4 more weeks until my first HALF MARATHON! (That's' 13.1, in case you didn't know)
I'm pretty sure I won't be able to walk tomorrow.... But I'm also pretty sure I'm going to eat ANYTHING I want and not feel guilty!